Some personal musings of family and careerJuly 21, 2011
I will be having a newborn baby within the next 18 days. I should be concentrating on this miraculous event.
Instead I’m thinking about my career and the things that I have to not do right now and for 12 weeks after the birth to prepare for this other wonderful event in my life. Thinking that I’ll be missing some critical time and critical discussions while I take time off.
I am devoted to what I do. Weaving the social into traditional marketing, crafting campaigns and strategies that make my employer and clients successful, training those who need to know more. Watching these successes unfold are my triumphs.
It is more than just what I do.. it is a passion.
So I’ll watch while my Klout score will plummet like a rock and conversations with thought leaders will grow quiet. I’ll observe and congratulate others as they climb and achieve and the work I love will be put on hold, my thoughts will be on sleepless nights and a brand new life in my arms, heart and in my home, I do KNOW which is more important.
I can’t help but think about what a slacker I’m going to be for not keeping up and what it might do to my future.
When we achieve in our careers are we obliged to put our families off to the side? When we focus on our families does our business influence wane and our reputations falter?
and why do we have to choose? Can’t I be a great mother and an asset to my employer and clients at the same time?
Am I just too pregnant in 100 degree heat to even think clearly about this stuff right now and I’m out of my mind?
Someone pass me the ice cream.